What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury & Why You Need an Attorney

A catastrophic injury is one that permanently ends a person's ability to work. A catastrophic injury may also refer to a severe injury to the spinal cord or brain. Common causes of catastrophic injury include car accidents, falls, work accidents, medical errors and equipment failures. 

The Longview TX injury lawyers at Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby may be able to help injured plaintiffs file a claim for compensation. This is important to cover the costs of medical bills and rehabilitation and ensure that the person who was injured gets the appropriate level of care for the remainder of his or her life. A lawsuit also serves to bring attention to the problem and discourage other potential defendants from similar conduct. 

A person who has suffered a catastrophic injury will never be able to live the same way that they did before the incident but still may be able to enjoy their quality of life with rehabilitation and the support of loved ones. A person who has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury may need 24/7 care and modifications to their home and means of transportation. 

An attorney can help by investigating the claim, negotiating with insurance companies, consulting experts about the damages the plaintiff has suffered and helping plaintiffs recover costs for medical treatment and future care. In some cases, an expert may need to be consulted to calculate the amount of future damages that will be incurred by the plaintiff. An attorney may be able to help cover the costs of expert witnesses if the case is accepted by the attorney. 

Call today to schedule a consultation with one of the Longview TX injury lawyers at Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby. Filing a claim is not only about money. A lawsuit can help cover the costs of essential medical care and can help prevent the same thing from happing to someone else.